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Certificate I in Preparation for Work and Training

  • National Course Code: 10582NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10582NAT-01V02-21NBC-001

Location – Northern Beaches

Study Type


Course Start Date


Study Commitment

25 Hours per week


18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • Fully Subsidised Course

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate I in Preparation for Work or Training is an inclusive course where you will improve your skills through learning that is personally meaningful. Gain confidence in your talents and skills and be prepared for exciting new study and career pathways.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Prepare for study
  • Communicate with others
  • Use different technology
  • Complete basic math, reading and writing
  • Use tools for healthy living
  • Use workplace tools and equipment


Develop the skills that will help you get ahead in this career, including:

  • Confidence
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work towards your goals


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate I level
  • Strong pathways to continue your study and learning to enhance your career opportunities


Continue to gain confidence with these further study options:

  • Certificate I in Access to Work and Training
  • Certificate II in your area of interest


Employers in Australia require their workers to have good reading and writing skills, as well as basic technology skills. This course will allow you to gain these foundational skills. You will be able to confidently apply these skills while looking at meaningful employment or study pathways.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

To make sure this is the appropriate course level for you, you will need to participate in a phone interview with one of our teaching staff.


Depending on the electives you choose, work placement with a suitable industry employer will be required.

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practise responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.

You may complete your placement in an environment that interests you. Your teacher will prepare you for the work environment and support you to find the placement and undertake the work activities.


This course is suitable for people who:

  • Want to get a job or pursue further study
  • Need entry level reading, writing and technology skills
  • Have a desire to learn new skills

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • Prior to enrolment you will be interviewed by a teacher to help you determine if this is the most suitable course for you and to determine if any additional learning support will be required.

To register for an information session, head to Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course


This is a Flexible Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 25 hours of class, over flexible days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 13.9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours. This course is delivered flexibly with students studying at their own pace. They attend class at individually specified times but may also continue their work at home.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • This course is for people who have left school early before completing any formal qualifications and require Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities knowledge, and skills for engagement in further education, training or employment. It provides an equivalent year 10 completion.

Enrolments are accepted throughout the year. For further information please contact 131 601 or visit the Learning Centre in the Northern Beaches Campus Library (Level 2, Block M)


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

This course is currently scheduled 20 hours per week on flexible terms. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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Elective Units
Number Title
FSKWTG01 Write personal details on basic workplace forms
PWTDIG101 Access a basic computer program
PWTDIG102 Access basic internet sites for personal use
PWTCMY101 Locate information on common issues and support for living in Australia
PWTCAP102 Plan healthy food practices
PWTCAP101 Plan healthy lifestyle practices
PWTCOM101 Plan to improve personal effectiveness
PWTRDG101 Plan to read for pleasure
PWTLRN101 Plan to set up a personal area for study
FSKNUM02 Use beginning skills related to time and 2D shapes for work
FSKRDG01 Recognise highly familiar workplace signs and symbols
FSKNUM01 Use beginning whole number skills and money up to one hundred for work

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

This course is the first step in a series of courses to further training in employability skills and helps you go on to further training and to get a job.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Northern Beaches
154 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale
Phone 131 601

Fees information

We understand that many students are confused by different fees for similar courses, and want to reassure you that studying with TAFE NSW won't damage your hip pocket.

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